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and times, and such place and places within the said city as they shall for that purpose appoint, and upon such notices or summons as have heretofore been used and established by the said body corporate, and then and there, by the majority of such as shall so meet, to elect and choose other or others to the said office or offices respectively, in the place of him or them so dying, or neglecting or refusing to act, or being removed, in the manner heretofore used in the annual elections of the like officers, which person or persons so elected and chosen, shall enjoy and exercise the said office or offices, and all and singular the privileges and powers thereto belonging or appertaining, until the said first Tuesday in May next.

Corporation.

3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, All former

That The Corporation of the Chamber of Commerce of the rights, &c., to State of New York, and their successors, shall and may for the present ever hereafter, peaceably have, hold, use and enjoy all and

every the rights, powers, liberties, privileges, franchises, usages, lands, tenements, estates and hereditaments, which have heretofore, by virtue of the above recited Charter, been given or granted unto the said Corporation, by the name of The Corporation of the Chamber of Commerce in the City of New York, in America.

AN ACT

To AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED “AN ACT TO REMOVE DOUBTS

CONCERNING THE CORPORATION OF THE CHAMBER OF COM-
MERCE, AND TO CONFIRM THE RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES
THEREOF,” PASSED THE 13TH DAY OF A PRIL, 1784.

Passed January 25th, 1851.
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate

and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. Such part of the letters patent under GEORGE THE THIRD, King of Great Britain, bearing date 13th March, 1770, confirmed by act of the Legislature of

the State of New York, under date 13th April, 1784, as Meetings to required the Chamber of Commerce of New York to meet

st on the first Tuesday of each month, shall be so altered or week, in each amended as to permit of the regular monthly meeting being President shall held on the first week in each month, and upon any day of designate.

such week as the President or other duly authorized members of said Corporation may designate.

be held on such days in the first

month, as the

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

АN АСТ
TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED “ AN ACT TO REMOVE DOUBTS CON-

CERNING THE CORPORATION OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE,
AND TO CONFIRM THE RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES THEREOF,”
PASSED APRIL 13TH, 1784.

Passed April 15th, 1861.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate

and Assembly do enact as follows :

Election and appointment of

SECTION 1. The Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York shall have the power to elect, by ballot, in conformity with the by-laws adopted by the said Chamber, a committee to be known and styled the “ Arbitration Com-a mittee of the Chamber of Commerce,” and shall have committees. power also to appoint a Committee of Appeal ; and the duly elected members of the said Chamber, and all persons claiming by, through, or under them, may, under the limitations, and subject to the restrictions imposed by the provisions of the statutes of the State of New York relative to arbitration, submit to the decision of the Committees of Arbitration and Appeal, as the same may be constituted by the said Chamber, any controversy existing between them which might be the subject of an action, and may agree that a final judgment, in a court of record, to be by them designated, shall be rendered on any award made pursuant to such submission.

SECTION 2. The Committee of Arbitration and Appeal, elected or appointed as aforesaid, shall possess the same powers, be subject to the same duties and disabilities as Powers and appertain to arbitrators by the laws of the State of New duties. York, and awards made by them must be made, and may be enforced, as therein and thereby directed ; and all the provisions contained in title fourteen, part third, chapter eight of the Revised Statutes of the State of New York, and all acts amendatory or in substitution thereof, shall apply to the proceedings had before the said Committees of Arbitration and Appeal, as if specially incorporated herein ; except that the judgment, to be rendered in the manner therein directed, on any award made by them as aforesaid, that is to say by the Committee of Arbitration, no appeal from its action being taken by either party to the controversy, or by the confirmatory action of the Committee of in Appeal, shall not be subject to be removed, reversed, reversal of modified or appealed from by the parties interested, in Judgment. such submission as aforesaid.

In regard to

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

AN ACT

To AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED “AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED

'AN ACT TO REMOVE DOUBTS CONCERNING THE CORPORATION
OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, AND TO CONFIRM THE RIGHTS
AND PRIVILEGES THEREOF,' PASSED APRIL TIIRTEENTH, SEVEN-
TEEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-FOUR," PASSED APRIL FIFTEENTH,
EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY-ONE.

Passed April 22, 1865.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate

and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. Controversies submitted to the Committee of Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York, under the Act entitled “An act to amend an act entiled 'An act to remove doubts concerning the (orporation of the Chamber of Commerce, and to confirm the rights and privileges thereof,' passed April thirteenth, seventeen hundred and eighty-four,” passed April fifteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, may be heard and decided by a majority of the members of the said Committee.

SECTION 2. The members of said Committee of Arbitration shall not be obliged to be sworn after the manner of Arbitrators, but shall, before assuming the duties of

their office, take an oath before a Justice of the Supreme Shall take oath Court, faithfully and fairly to hear and examine all matters

me in controversy submitted to them under the act aforesaid,

and make a just award according to the best of their understanding. Such oath shall be filed with the Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce.

before aJustice of the Supreme Court.

SECTION 3. The Chairman for the time being of said (hairman shall have ('ommittee of Arbitration shall have power to administer power to administer oath the oath to all witnesses produced before 'said Committee

· in matters of controversy submitted to said Committee.

to witnesses.

SECTION 1. This act shall take effect immediately.

AN ACT

TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE (ORPORATION OF THE CHAMBER

OF COMMERCE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

Passed April 6th, 1878.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate

and Assembly, do enact us follows :

Commerce to

person, real or

SECTION 1. The Corporation of the Chamber of Com- Chamber of merce of the State of New York, re-incorporated by an act receive from of the Legislature of the State of New York, passed on the the

he United

States, or any 13th day of April, 1784, is hereby empowered to take and Corporation or receive from the United States of America, or from any personal“ esCorporation, or from any person, or persons, any real or ta personal estate, also to take by devise or purchase any real the same. or personal estate, for the purposes of said Corporation, and to convey, lease or mortgage the same, or any part whi thereof, the net annual income of which real estate shall tate not to ex

ceed $100,000 not exceed one hundred thousand dollars.

per annum.

tate, and may convey or lease

Income of which real es

res.

SECTION 2. It shall be lawful for the said Corporation to elect, from among its members, at its first meeting called for the purpose after the passage of this act, six Trustees, Election of a who, with the President of said Corporation, shall consti- Board of Trustute a Board, and have the charge and control of the real estate of said Corporation ; said Trustees, at said first elec- Trustees to tion, shall be classified so that two of them be elected for have control of

real estate, and one year; two of them for two years; and two of them for to be classified. three years; and at each annual election after the first, two Trustees shall be elected to fill the class of those whose terms expire; and said Corporation, at any regular meeting of the Chamber, shall have power to fill any vacancy in said Board of Trustees.

Mortgages.

SECTION 3. All conveyances, mortgages, leases or con- Conreyances, tracts, of, or affecting, any real estate of said Corporation, leases * Sand shall be authorized by said Board of Trustees, and Presi- Contracts 41dent of the Chamber, or of a majority thereof; and shall, Trustees under when so authorized, be executed under the seal of the (or-; poration, attested by the signatures of the President and tested by Presi

dent and see Secretary of the Chamber.

seal of the Cor. poration, at

retary.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

BY-LAWS OF THE CORPORATION

OF THE

Chamber of Commerce of the State of Arw York

IN FORCE MAY, 1913.

ARTICLE 1.

OFFICERS AND THEIR ELECTION. The officers of the Chamber shall be a President, twelve VicePresidents, a Treasurer and a Secretary, all of whom shall be chosen by ballot, and a majority of the votes cast at each election shall be necessary in each instance to elect.

At the first regular meeting in May, 1894, all of the foregoing Officers shall be chosen, and they shall hold office for one year, except as hereinafter provided.

As soon as convenient after the election aforesaid, the VicePresidents so elected shall meet and divide into four classes, by allotment, of three to each class. The first class to serve for one year; the second class for two years; the third class for three years, and the fourth class for four years; after the expiration of their respective terms of office they shall be ineligible for re-election until one year has intervened.

At the first regular meeting in May, 1895, and annually thereafter, there shall be chosen a President, a Treasurer and a Secretary, to serve for one year, and three Vice-Presidents, to serve for the term of four years, in place of those whose terms of office shall then expire.

All persons elected to office shall take the oath or affirmation required by the Charter, and shall continue in office as above provided, or until their successors shall have become duly qualified according to the Charter.

Should any person so elected decline to serve, or resign his office, or his office become vacant by his death, or disability, the vacancy shall be filled by an election at the next regular or any subsequent meeting of the Chamber, held after such declination or resignation shall have been reported to the Chamber.

No person shall hold the office of President for more than three

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